8/11/14

What to do with Summer Squash and Zucchini? Summer Squash, Zucchini & Blue Cheese Tian


Are you overwhelmed with the amount of summer squash and zucchini you are getting from your garden, CSA, famers market or grocery store? Have you already made zucchini pancakes, zucchini bread, zucchini "noodles," and zucchini soup? Do you need another idea for a creative recipe? Well, I'm here to help.

A few weeks ago I had a giant yellow summer squash and a giant zucchini in my fridge, a chunk of blue cheese and some parsley, so I created Summer Squash, Zucchini & Blue Cheese Tian. This dish received a lot of love from my instagram followers and I hope you will too love this. Serve this tian hot out of the oven as a side dish or a main course with crusty bread...it all depends on how hungry you are.

Summer Squash, Zucchini & Blue Cheese Tian
Serves 4-6
Ingredients
1 large summer squash, cut into 1/4" slices
1 large zucchini, cut into 1/4" slices
olive oil
salt & pepper
1/4 cup packed parsley leaves
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup panko crumbs
1/3-1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese {Note: to make crumbling the blue cheese easier, put it in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes.}
optional: chopped fresh parsley as a garnish {I meant to do this, but forgot and took all the final photos without the garnish....ooops!}


Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 425F. In a bowl, coat summer squash and zucchini slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables in a single layer 10-15 minutes on each side.


2. Meanwhile, in a food processor combine parsley, garlic cloves and salt and chop finely. Add panko crumbs and set aside.


3. In a baking dish, layer the roasted summer squash and zucchini rounds, slightly overlapping the vegetables.
4. Top the vegetables with the parsley/garlic/panko crumb mixture and drizzle with olive oil. Top with crumbled blue cheese and bake for 8-10 minutes. THEN broil until golden brown for a few more minutes.
5. Serve right away topped with chopped fresh parsley.



How beautiful does this look? If you are not a fan of blue cheese, feel free to use mozzarella, feta, cheddar or whichever cheese you like!


What's your go-to dish to make with summer squash and zucchini?

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